Apple Pecan Pie

by Erin

Why make regular apple pie when you can add in pecans and a crumble topping?

Apple Pecan Pie by The Spiffy Cookie #recipe #applepie

Apple pie is awesome. And recently I discovered that pecan pie is fantastic. But what about apple AND pecan pie? I decided to make this ultimate combination for my brother’s birthday pie after making him turkey sloppy joes. Because like me, he would rather fruit than chocolate for dessert.

Apple Pecan Pie by The Spiffy Cookie #thespiffycookie #applepecan

Am I a great sister or what? Oh and the pie was pretty spectacular. The crunchy bits of pecan were a great addition. Not to mention the pecan crumble topping which then got a big scoop of ice cream plopped on top. I don’t think apple pie could get any better than this.

Apple Pecan Pie 1

Looking for more apple recipes? Check out these from some of my friends:

One year ago: German Pancakes

Two years ago: Chocolate Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies


Serves 10-12



1 refrigerated pie crust

5 medium-sized apples, cored, peeled, and sliced

1 tsp lemon juice

1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

4 tsp ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp cornstarch


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup pecans, chopped

1/4 cup sugar

6 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1” squares


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Roll out the dough and transfer it to a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan. Trim the excess dough hanging off the sides of the pan. Using your fore-finger and thumb, crimp the sides of the dough.
  3. Place the pie pan in the refrigerator while you make the filling. Place the sliced apples in a large bowl. Pour the lemon juice and vanilla extract on top and toss to coat the apples. In a small bowl, whisk together the pecans, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch. Add the pecan mixture to the sliced apples and toss to combine.
  4. Remove the pie pan from the refrigerator and pour the filling into the crust. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with your hands, combine the flour, pecans, sugar, and cold butter. Mix until the butter is the size of a small pea and the mixture has created small, coarse crumbles. Pour the topping over the entire surface of the filling.
  6. Place the pie in the oven and bake until the filling begins to bubble and the topping has turned a golden brown, about 1 hour.
  7. Allow the pie to cool completely before slicing. Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Source: Adapted slightly from Krissy’s Creations.

Apple Pecan Pie 2

Post updated 9/28/19, the two pictures above are the originals.


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Ellen October 3, 2019 - 9:03 am

My absolute favorite kind of pie! Perfect for any fall occasion!

spiffycookie October 3, 2019 - 2:36 pm

Yup I could eat it all season.

Sue Lau October 2, 2019 - 12:36 pm

This combination is perfect for a holiday pie! I’ll keep this in mind for Thanksgiving.

spiffycookie October 2, 2019 - 3:34 pm

Would be great for Thanksgiving!

Cheese Curd In Paradise October 1, 2019 - 3:35 pm

Those sliced apple under that crumble look incredible! I would love a slice!

spiffycookie October 2, 2019 - 7:55 am

I would gladly serve you one!

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck September 29, 2019 - 10:33 am

Two yummy pie flavors in one!!! What’s not to love about that???

spiffycookie September 30, 2019 - 7:24 am

For real, right?

Camilla M. Mann September 29, 2019 - 8:18 am

Good grief that looks amazing! And those are two of my favorite pies all rolled into one. Wow.

spiffycookie September 30, 2019 - 7:42 am

I’m all about combining two things into one, that way you don’t have to choose between them!

Karen September 28, 2019 - 1:34 pm

Adding the pecans takes apple pie up about 10 notches. Lucky duck brother!

Tracey December 28, 2012 - 5:19 pm

Ok, I don’t even like pecans and I seriously want to reach through the screen and take a big bite of that pie. Feel free to come and bake pie for my birthday too if you want :)

spiffycookie December 29, 2012 - 8:00 am

I would love to bake for your birthday!

Asiya December 26, 2012 - 10:58 pm

Great idea to combine apple and pecan pie!! Love it!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 26, 2012 - 8:30 pm

Erin your pie is gorgeous!! You are a great Sister!! Wish my sister would make me apple pecan pies! Happy Birthday to your brother!!


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